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Unsolved Crimes


Published: April 11, 2014
File: 14-15

1. Bank Robberies.

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance to aid in the investigation of two bank robberies that took place on April 7, 2014.

At approximately 10 a.m., on Monday, April 7, 2014, a man walked into the Bank of Montreal located in the 2500 block of 32 Street N.E. He approached the teller and produced a note demanding money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the man fled the bank.

The man is described as having a darker skin tone, 35 to 45 years old, 5’8” to 5’10” tall, approximately 150 lbs. to 170 lbs., with a medium build. He was wearing a dark jacket, dark baseball cap, dark pants and sunglasses.

At approximately 11 a.m., shortly after the robbery at the Bank of Montreal, a man entered the TD Canada Trust located in the 3000 block of 17 Avenue S.E. He approached the teller and produced a note demanding money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money he fled north from the bank on foot.

The man is described as 20 to 30 years old and 5’10” to 6’1” tall. He was wearing a black toque, a green puffy jacket, scarf, blue jeans, work boots and sunglasses.

The Robbery Unit is investigating to determine if these incidents are related.
Anyone with information about these robberies is asked to call the Calgary Police Service Robbery Unit at 403-428-8787, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

2. Assault on LRT platform. 

On Tuesday, Apr. 1, 2014, at approximately 2:30 p.m., while waiting to board a train at the stampede LRT station, located at 1440 Macleod Tr. S., a man was approached by an unknown offender. The offender accused the victim of staring at him and became very aggressive; however the victim denied the accusation and moved away. The offender approached the victim a second time and continued the accusations, but when the victim told the suspect to calm down the offender began punching him in the face. The suspect then fled on a southbound train. 

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 18 – 23 years old, and was wearing a dark colored hoodie with a growling lion or tiger, dark jeans, and a torn white shirt. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of the individual or about this crime is asked to Cst. Phil Holloway in District 1 at 403-567-6100 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

3. Sexual assault.


On Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014, at approximately 6 p.m., an unknown man entered the 7-Eleven at 2604 Kensington Rd. N.W. Once inside, the man began to make rude hand gestures to someone outside of the store and then walked over to a female staff member and made an inappropriate comment of a sexual nature.

The offender approached the counter and purchased a package of cigarettes. While standing at the counter, he looked at the male victim who was standing beside him, made another inappropriate comment then reached down and squeezed the victim’s buttocks.  The offender then exited the store and drove off in a black, mid 2000’s, Ford F350. 

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 35 to 40 years old, 6’ tall, weighing 170 lbs. with a medium build. He was clean shaven with a bald head, and was wearing a black jacket with a grey logo on the left breast. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of the individual or about this crime is asked to Cst. Krystian Sieruga in District 3 at 403-567-6300 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

4. Gas and licence plate theft. 


On Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2014, at 11:30 a.m., a man, driving a red Dodge Ram, that had a stolen Alberta license plate on it, attended the Esso gas station, at unit 100, 151 Walden Gate S.E., and filled the vehicle with gas and drove off.

The same vehicle was involved in a second gas drive off at the Esso gas station at 40 Midlake Blvd. S.E. on March 31, 2014. 

The suspect is described at Caucasian, 25 to 28 years old with a medium build. He had red hair and a day’s growth of facial hair. He was wearing a grey hoodie, jeans and black skater shoes.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the individual or about this crime is asked to Cst. Cathy Caddick in District 8 at 403-428-6800 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

5. Ilsamic Information Society break-in. 


On Monday, Mar. 24, 2014 at 8:30 a.m., three unknown males unlawfully entered the Islamic Information Society of Canada located at 207, 4 ST N.E. through a locked back door by unknown means. Once inside, culprits removed a curtain rod and knocked down a surveillance camera. They attempted to remove money from a large donation box, but were unsuccessful. After locating a screwdriver, they attempted to pry open the main office door, but were unsuccessful again.

The suspects eventually fled, empty handed, when they were interrupted by the arrival of a caretaker. 

All three suspects are described as being of Middle Eastern descent and in their twenties. One suspect was wearing a white t-shirt with a black cap. The second suspect was wearing a brown winter jacket with black pants and the third suspect was wearing a dark colored hoodie.

Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to Cst. Heather Broughton in District 3 at 403-567-6300 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

6. Ajisai Japanese restaurant break-in. 


On Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014, approximately 11:30 p.m., an unknown man entered the Ajisai Japanese restaurant, located at 6002 - 350 Cranston Rd. S.E., through the rear door by forcing the handle on the door. Once inside, the suspect switched on the kitchen light and proceeded directly to the cash till area.  He forcibly removed the cash drawer and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.  

The suspect is described as Caucasian, approximately 50 years of age, and had a medium build. He was wearing a dark three quarter length, dark winter coat and gloves. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to Cst. Kevin Cullen in District 8 at 403-428-6800 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

7. House break-in.


Sometime between 7:30 a.m. and noon, on Tuesday, Mar. 11, 2014, unknown culprit(s) broke in to a home located in the 1000 block of Northmount Dr. N.W., by prying open the back door. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole electronics and jewelry, along with some limited edition hockey cards totaling approximately $5,000. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of the individuals responsible or about this crime is asked to Cst. Derek Robertson in District 3 at 403-567-6300 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

8. Motor vehicle theft and fraud.

On Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, an unknown male attended Summit Truck Rentals, at 4620 Blackfoot Tr. S.E., and rented a 2014 silver Chevrolet Silverado bearing AB plate K51717. When the payment for the vehicle could not be processed, as the credit card that the offender had provided was declined, and when the vehicle was not returned on schedule an investigation has revealed that the identification and credit card information used to rent the truck were false. The truck valued at $42,000 has never been returned and is now considered stolen.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 45 to 50 years old, and had a medium to heavy build. He also had brown hair and brown beard. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of the individuals responsible or about this crime is asked to Cst. Josh Young in District 6 at 403-428-6600 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

9. Sexual assault.

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance to identify a man believed responsible for a sexual assault.

At approximately 3 a.m., on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, a woman was near 14 Avenue and 2 Street S.W., when an unknown man stopped his vehicle to speak to her. The woman then asked the man for a ride home, which he agreed to. Instead of driving her home, the man drove her north of the city limits where he then physically and sexually assaulted her. The victim was able to exit the vehicle and run away. However, the man drove after her and attempted to drive his car into her. He fled the scene when another vehicle came into the area and offered the victim assistance.

The man is described as being of East Indian descent with an accent, between 35 and 40 years old, with a heavy build. He was driving an older-model, dark green, four door, Ford Taurus.

Anyone with information about the identity of this man is asked to call Det. Donna Daniels in the Sex Crime Unit at 403-428-2211 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

10. Home invasion.


A Crime Stoppers re-enactment took place on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, to seek assistance from anyone with information about a home invasion last October.

At 9:50 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, three armed men began banging on the front door of a residence in the 0–100 block of Skyview Shores Garden N.E. Thinking it was her husband, the victim who was alone at the time, opened the door. The culprits forced their way into the residence yelling at her to give them gold and money. The men were armed with a handgun and knives during this home invasion robbery.

One of the culprits, armed with a gun, led the victim around the residence looking for jewelry. Before leaving the home with an estimated $20,000 in property, the men shoved the victim into a closet.

The victim sustained minor injuries.

Investigators believe the home was targeted by the offenders who likely knew the family temporarily had a large amount of jewelry in the home as they were celebrating a family event.

The first suspect is described as Aboriginal, 5’6” tall, with a medium build. He wore a black mask, black jacket, black gloves, blue jeans, and was armed with a black handgun.

The second suspect is described as 5’11” tall, with a medium build. He was wearing black jacket and black, a black mask, black gloves and had a knife in his hand.

The third suspect was 5’3” tall, with a medium build. He was wearing a mask, black gloves, black jacket and black pants, and he carried a knife.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

Who am I?

The photos below are of individuals who may have information relating to various shoplifting, theft, gas drive-offs, property damage, and/or fraud-related activities taking place around the city. If you can identify any of these individuals, please call Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

1. Canadian Tire food mixer theft.

2. Identity fraud.

3. Denny’s meal fraud.

5. Shell gasoline theft.

6. Petro Canada property damage.

7. Petro Canada gasoline theft.

8. Cowboy’s Casino theft.

9. National Music Center cell phone and laptop theft.



Published: April 03, 2014
File: 14-14

1. Senior Car Jacking.


The Calgary Police Service continues to investigate an incident that occurred in northeast Calgary yesterday.

At approximately 2:45 p.m., on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, a 72-year-old woman was approaching her vehicle parked in front of the Staples at 565 36 St. N.E., when an unknown man pushed her to the ground.

The man took the victim’s keys and purse, entered her vehicle, and backed up. A witness pulled her away, preventing her from potentially being hit by the car. The culprit drove the vehicle east towards 36 Street, and fled the area.

The woman was treated at the scene for minor injuries.    

The suspect is described as possibly being of Middle Eastern descent, 20 to 30 years old, with clean-cut, dark hair and a slim build. He was wearing a brown or dark-coloured bomber jacket, jeans and sunglasses.

The vehicle description has partially changed from what was originally released. It is described as a 2007, gold-coloured Toyota Corolla, license plate MWU990. The car has several Calgary Stampeders stickers on the back.

The vehicle has not yet been located.

Anyone with information on this incident, including the identity of the suspect or whereabouts of the vehicle, is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


2. Mac’s store robbery.


On Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014, at 4 p.m., an unknown male approached the locked door of the Mac’s located at 838 68 St. N.E. and knocked to get in. The clerk opened the door, let the man in and turned to walk back to the counter.

The suspect entered the store in behind the clerk, brandished a weapon and demanded money.  The clerk complied, and handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and product.  The suspect fled the store towards the alley, where it is suspected he entered a waiting vehicle. 

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 20 to 25 years old, 5’6” tall and was wearing a black hat with white fur brim and ear flaps, black hooded jacket, black pants with white stripes down the sides and black runners.  

Anyone with information as to the identity of the individual or about this crime is asked to Cst. Stuart Whittmire in District 4 at 403-567-6400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


3. Shoplifting and stolen vehicle.


On Monday, Mar. 24, 2014, at approximately 1p.m., two unknown females entered the Winners located at 8228 Macleod Tr. South. Once in the store, the suspects selected several items of merchandise and then exited the store making no attempt to pay for the merchandise. Upon exiting the store, the offenders triggered the sensor system, and were observed, by store security, running to a stolen 2008 Toyota Rav 4.  

Both female suspects are described as Aboriginal, approximately 5’3” to 5’5” tall with long black shoulder length hair. They were both wearing winter coats and blue jeans. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of the individual(s) responsible or about this crime is asked to Cst. Josh Young in the District 6 office at 403-428-6600 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


4. Update: Stabbing investigation.

The Calgary Police Service has determined that a stabbing which occurred was not the result of an online transaction involving the sale of a cellphone.
 
At approximately 10:30 p.m., on Sunday, Mar. 23, 2014, a man in his 20’s was transported to hospital by a woman, believed to be his girlfriend. He was suffering from a stab wound, and was immediately treated by medical personnel.
 
The original information provided to the investigators was that the victim had arranged to sell a cellphone through an online classified ad website, and was meeting with the prospective buyer. Through various investigative methods, and the co-operation of Kijiji, officers were able to rule this out.
 
Investigators now believe this was a targeted attack, and that the victim knew the suspects.
 
They continue to investigate and are working to determine the specific motive.
 
Investigators still believe the incident took place in a parking lot at 250 Shawville Blvd. S.E. The victim is said to have entered the suspect’s vehicle when the stabbing occurred. It is believed there were three men in the vehicle. The vehicle then fled the area, leaving the victim in the parking lot.
 
Investigators continue to follow-up leads identify possible suspects.
 
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


5. Dyson Vacuum theft from Target.


On Friday, Mar. 21, 2014, at approximately 1p.m., an unknown man attended the Target store located at 3737 - 295 Shawville Blvd. S.E. Once inside, the suspect selected a Dyson DC62 vacuum, valued at $549.99, from the shelf and then then walked to a nearby aisle where he removed the spider web security tag and proceeded to walk towards the exit.

As the suspect headed to the exit, he was approached by a staff member asking if she could help him.  The offender replied he was returning the vacuum as he had bought the wrong one and had a receipt with him. The offender then entered the Starbucks located in the store and waited for the staff member to walk away before he exited the store with the vacuum.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 5’11” tall, weighing 225lbs and was wearing a beige jacket, a green colored ball cap with a white logo and blue jeans. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of the individual or about this crime is asked to Cst. Craig Collins in District 8 at 403-428-6800 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


6. Wallet theft, Credit Card fraud. 


Sometime after 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, unknown culprit(s) smashed the front passenger side window of a 2012 Dodge Journey parked at the Pineridge Community Centre located at 6024 Rundlehorn Dr. N.E. Upon entering the vehicle, a wallet containing various personal and business credit cards was taken. 

At approximately, 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, the victim’s credit cards were used to purchase food at Ming’s Wok Xpress located at #6 6208 Rundlehorn Dr. N.E. At approximately 10:30 p.m., a second transaction was completed at Winks Convenience store located in the same strip mall, by an unknown male and female. 

The female suspect is described as approximately 18 to 25 years old with long brown hair, and was wearing a black jacket, purple pants and black and white shoes. 

The male suspect is described as approximately 18 to 25 years old with an earring in his left ear, and was wearing a black and red baseball hat, red “‘Nike Air Jordan’ hoodie, black jacket, dark jeans and black runners.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the individual(s) responsible or about this crime is asked to Cst. Robin Bax in the District 4 office at 403-567-6400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


7. Purse theft and cheque fraud. 


On Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at approximately 12 p.m., a woman attended the Mac’s gas station located at 6060 Memorial Drive E. for gas. When she went inside to pay, unknown suspect(s) entered her unlocked vehicle and removed her purse. The purse was later recovered behind the Mac’s store, but the wallet was missing. 

On Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, unknown culprits deposited one of the victim’s stolen cheques into an account through an ATM. 

The female suspect is described as Asian, approximately 30 to 35 years of age, with black hair and was wearing a white t-shirt with ‘Canada’ on front. 

The male suspect is also described as Asian, approximately 20 to 30 years of age, with short black hair ans was wearing a light colored baseball hat and white t-shirt.

Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Jerome Bolger in the District 4 office at 403-567-6400 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


Who am I?

The photos below are of individuals who may have information relating to various shoplifting, theft, gas drive-offs, property damage, and/or fraud-related activities taking place around the city. If you can identify any of these individuals, please call Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

1. Cookware theft.


2. Shell station, Cigarette theft. 

3. Co-op gas theft. 


4. Sunglasses theft.

5. Safeway battery theft. 



Published: March 27, 2014
File: 14-13

1. Graffiti in Northwest.  

On Saturday, March 22, 2014, in the early morning hours unknown culprit(s) sprayed graffiti on over a dozen vehicles, residences and garages in the area of Arbour Lake Way and Arbour Ridge Way N.W.  

Police are currently looking for additional victims of this crime spree or witnesses who may help in identifying those responsible.
 
Anyone with information as to the identity of the individual(s) responsible or about this crime is asked to Cst. Colin Thorne in the District 5 office at 403-428-6500 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


2. Mischief to property.  

On Sunday, Mar. 16, 2014, at approximately 3:30 p.m., an unknown male entered the Screech & Schooner Lounge located at 3908 17 Ave. S.E. The male was served one beer then advised he was cut off due to his level of intoxication. 

The suspect was asked to leave, at which time he began screaming and yelling at the owner. As the suspect was leaving, he punched a window in a door causing it to break. 

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 20 to 30 years of age, 5’11” tall, with a slim build and brown hair. He was wearing a green zippered hoodie, black shirt with white crown logo, grey sweat pants and black runners

Anyone with information as to the identity of the individual or about this crime is asked to Cst. Grant Morozoff in the District 4 office at 403-567-6400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

 


3. Arson. 

On Friday March 14, 2014, at approximately 8 a.m. unknown culprit(s) attempted to set an unoccupied building on fire in the 100 block of 7 Ave. S.W. 

Video from adjacent businesses was obtained showing three unknown males arriving in the back alley of this location, around the time of this offence. They were driving an older white Honda Civic hatchback, pictured above. 

Police are attempting to identify two of these individuals as they may have information about this crime. 

The first unknown male was wearing a white ball cap, grey and white hoody with white symbol on the back, dark pants and white shoes. 

The second unknown male had dark hair, grey hooded jacket, dark pants and dark shoes. 

The vehicle they arrived in is described as a late 1990’s white Honda Civic, two door, hatchback, with winter style rims. It may have also had damage to driver’s side area around rear wheel. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to call Det. Wally Niewchas in the Arson office at 403-428-8390 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 


4. Attempted Fraud. 


On Friday, Mar. 14, 2014, at approximately 3 p.m., an unknown male entered The Source in Marlborough Mall located at 3800 Memorial Drive E. 

Once inside, the suspect inquired about purchasing an Apple iPhone 5S valued at $730. Before completing the transaction, the clerk asked for two pieces of identification. The suspect then produced a driver’s license and a MasterCard with the same name. When the clerk scanned the driver’s license on a 3M security scanner, it came back as fraudulent. 

When he was questioned about the driver’s license the suspect fled the store, without taking any merchandise. 

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 30 to 40 years old, 6’1” tall, weighing 185 lbs. He had brown hair with a large bald spot, brown eyes, was wearing a grey jacket, plaid shirt, dark jeans and black shoes. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to Cst. Steven Kelly in the District 4 office at 403-567-6400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


5. Commercial Robbery. 

On Saturday, Mar. 1, 2014, at approximately 3:30 a.m., an unknown male entered the 7-Eleven located at 468 Woodbine Blvd. S.W.  

Once inside the store the culprit placed a blue nylon gym bag on the counter and demanded the clerk place items from the store into it. 

The clerk complied and the culprit then fled outside and around to the back of the store where it is suspected he drove off in a waiting vehicle. 

The suspect is described as a male approximately 18 to 23 years of age, wearing black pantyhose over his face, blue hoody, black pants and black and white runners. The suspect was also carrying a golf club.  

Anyone with information as to the identity of the individual or about this crime is asked to Cst. Gary Hartmann in District 8 at 403-428-6800 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

7. Petro Canada Robbery.


On Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at approximately 3 a.m., an unknown male entered the Petro Canada located at 1438 Kensington Road N.W.  Once inside the store the suspect brandished a weapon and demanded that the clerk give him money.  

The clerk complied with the demand and gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash. 

The suspect then fled the store and continued on foot southbound through the parking lot and then eastbound on to Kensington Road.

The suspect is described as a clean shaven, Caucasian male, 25 to 30 years old, 5’6” tall, with a medium build. He was wearing a white hooded, zippered jacket with striped cuffs and waist band, blue jeans with faded patches on the front and white runners. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Det. Carlos de Menezes in the District 3 office at 403-567-6300 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 


Who am I?

The photos below are of individuals who may have information relating to various shoplifting, theft, gas drive-offs, property damage, and/or fraud-related activities taking place around the city. If you can identify any of these individuals, please call Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

1. Trailer damage.

2. February 14, Target theft of Dyson Vacuum.



Published: March 20, 2014
File: 14-12

2. Seeking public assistance – Suspicious activity 

Calgary Police are seeking public assistance in identifying a man who approached a teenage girl in the area of 26 Avenue & 44 Street S.E. on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at approximately 8:30 a.m.  

While walking to school, she was approached by a man asking to take her picture. He continued to follow her and ask inappropriate questions. She was able to call for help using her cell phone. 

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 40-50 years old, brown shaggy hair, brown chipped teeth, walking with a limp. He was wearing a brown long-sleeved shirt with dark pants and a grey baseball cap. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call the District 4 office at (403) 567-6400 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


3.  Seeking public assistance - Hit-and-run

Calgary Police are seeking public assistance, asking for information related to a hit-and-run collision.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on March 8, 2014, police were called to the 300 block of 10 Street N.W. for reports of an injured man found in a parking lot.

The man had injuries consistent with a pedestrian collision and was taken to hospital in serious condition.

Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to call the Calgary Police Service, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

4. Distraction Jewelry Thefts 

The Calgary Police Service is investigating a number of recent jewelry distraction thefts and robberies.

In some of these cases, a man or a woman has approached a potential victim on foot, or after exiting a vehicle. They have distracted the victim by offering to sell them jewelry, or placing fake gold necklaces around their necks. In the process, they steal jewelry, usually necklaces, from the victims.

In other cases, the suspects have told the victim they are experiencing financial hardship and offered to sell their jewelry at a reduced price. If the victims did not comply, the suspects have used physical force or threats to rob the victims of their money.

It appears the suspects are travelling around the city. In some cases, victims have been elderly, and English has not been their first language.
There have been 17 incidents in 2014. Ten of these have happened since Friday, March 7, 2014.

Since May 2013, there have been a total of 52 reported incidents.

Since last Friday, incidents have happened in various areas of the city, particularly north Calgary, including Castleridge, Sunridge, Coral Springs, Beddington, Forest Lawn, Manchester, Silverado, Panorama, Willow Park, Coventry Hills, Thorncliffe and Evergreen.

The investigation indicates there are several culprits involved in the latest cases. Suspect descriptions are of both men and women, ranging from 18 to 60 years of age. They are described as Caucasian and of Middle Eastern descent. Some have been described as having Eastern European accents.

The suspects have been driving a variety of vehicles.

These incidents appear to be cyclical, which leads investigators to believe the suspects travel to various areas. Several incidents are usually reported during a short period of time, followed by little or no activity.

Calgarians should be aware of their surroundings, and cautious of people they don’t know approaching them to sell jewelry. Buying jewelry from individuals on the street is not recommended, as it is difficult to confirm the authenticity of the items. People should be aware of people trying to touch them unnecessarily while trying to sell jewelry.

If you feel you have been a victim of such a crime, call police at 403-266-1234. Give officers as much information as possible, including descriptions of people and vehicles involved.

Call 911 to report a crime in progress.

Anyone with information about these incidents, or the suspects’ identities, is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

5. Assault with a Weapon 

In the very early hours of Sunday, March 2, 2014 while at the Border Crossing bar located at 1814 36 Street S.E., a male patron became involved in a verbal dispute with three other unknown patrons. The bar staff were able to separate the parties with the group of three unknown males leaving out of the back door and the victim leaving out the front. 

A short time later bar staff found the victim lying outside of the back door, on the ground and bleeding from slash wounds. 

Police are requesting public assistance in identifying and locating the three individuals pictured above who may have more information about this incident. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to call De. Theresa Garagan in the District 8 office at 403-428-6800 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


6. Superstore Fraud 


On Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at approximately 11 p.m., an unknown man entered the Superstore, located at 15915 MacLeod Trail SE, empty-handed. Once inside he walked straight to the home section and picked up a Kitchen-Aid mixer valued at $299.97. 

The man then passed all tills without paying and attended the Customer Service where he attempted to “return” the item with a fraudulent receipt. The culprit became agitated with the customer service employee when questioned about the receipt and left empty-handed. The suspect was seen leaving in a Checker cab. 

This incident may be related to other similar crimes within the city. 

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 5’11” tall, weighing 180 lbs, with brown hair, wearing a black jacket, black pants and white running shoes. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Jean-Marc Beaudoin in the District 8 office at 403-428-6800 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


7. Stolen Vehicle and Gas theft 

On Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at approximately 12:30 p.m., an unknown man attended the Shell Gas Station located at 3808 Bow Trail SW in a stolen Ford Escape. 

The culprit put $28 worth of gas in the vehicle and then drove away without paying. 

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male in his early 30s, wearing a black baseball cap, black hoodie, black pants and white runners. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Michael Smallwood in the District 2 office at 403-567-6200 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

Who am I?

The photos below are of individuals who may have information relating to various shoplifting, theft, gas drive-offs, property damage, and/or fraud-related activities taking place around the city. If you can identify any of these individuals, please call Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


1.  Hockey Equipment Theft 

2.  Subway theft 

3. Superstore Demo Cell phone theft 

4. Liquor Barn theft 

5. Sobeys razor theft 

6. Liquor Barn theft 



Published: March 13, 2014
File: 14-11

1. Bungled Robbery 

On Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 8:30 a.m., an unknown masked man carrying a handgun entered the Bull and Finch pub located at #190-10233 Elbow Drive S.W. Once inside the front doors, the culprit, pointing the gun, confronted the manager and demanded he move further inside.  The manager quickly responded by grabbing the culprit’s arm and pushing the gun away from him. A short struggle ensued but ended when the weapon was knocked from the culprit’s hand. The culprit then ran from the pub and jumped into a white full size van fleeing the scene. No property was obtained by the offender during this offence.

The male suspect is described as having a slim build and was wearing a brown jacket, dark toque, a scarf around his face and sunglasses. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Jean Dewitte in the District 6 office at (403) 428-6600 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

2. Property damage 


On Saturday, March 1, 2014, at approximately 8 a.m., a Mayfair Taxi driver picked up two men and a woman, taking them to the 9000 block of Bonaventure Dr. S.E. After paying the fare, one of the males smashed the driver side windshield of the vehicle with his fist resulting in over $300 in damage. The group then fled the area.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 18 to 30 years old, approximately 5’10” tall, with a heavy build. He had dark hair, a chin strap beard and was wearing a white t-shirt, black zip up hoodie, dark pants and had a cast on his right leg. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Josh Young in the District 6 office at (403) 428-6600 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

3. Stolen Polar Bear 

Sometime between Friday, Feb. 2, 2014, and Thursday, March 6, 2014, unknown culprit(s) stole an 8 foot tall taxidermy Polar Bear from a basement suite located in the 2000 block of Glenwood Dr. SW. The suite was a rental unit but when the tenant moved out, the door was apparently left unlocked, allowing culprits unrestricted access.  

The bear is 8’ tall, standing on its rear legs with an open mouth showing its teeth and tongue and is valued at approximately $30,000.00

Anyone with information about this crime or about the current location of the taxidermy Polar Bear is asked to call Cst. Matt White in the District 2 office at (403) 567-6200 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

4. House Break In 


On Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at approximately 8 a.m., an unknown male offender gained entrance to a residence located in the 400 block of 7A Street N.E. by kicking in the back door.  

The homeowner was upstairs with her infant child and heard noises from downstairs, however, thought it was her husband returning home so did not investigate.  Shortly afterwards she observed a man walking up the stairs. When the suspect realized the victim was home, he immediately fled the residence. 
 
The only thing removed from the home during this incident, was an older generation black Mac Book. 

The above is a composite sketch of the suspect as described by the victim.   

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Stephen Cook in the District 3 office at (403) 567-6300 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

5. Assault 


On Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at 7 p.m. a man was preventing three unknown females from boarding the train at the 6th Street LRT station when an unknown Good Samaritan (shown in the above photos) intervened. An altercation arose between the Samaritan and the man, resulting in the suspect throwing the victim to the ground. The victim left the area before police were able to obtain his identity. 

Police are asking for public assistance to locate this victim. 

He is described as an Asian male, 25 to 40 years old, with a slim build. He was wearing a red and white baseball cap with a maple leaf on the front, a dark colored jacket and dark pants. He was also carrying a backpack at the time of the offence. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this Good Samaritan or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Ryan Johnson in the District 6 office at (403) 567-6200 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

6. Robbery attempt


On Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at 10:45 p.m., two men and a woman approached a group of individuals in the area of 7 Avenue and 8 Street S.W. asking for cigarettes and change. 

When the victim refused to provide either and began to walk away, the female suspect pushed him, tried to grab his backpack and threatened to stab him. The victim pulled out his phone to call Police, however the female then tried to grab his phone before he was able to walk away. 

The victim and his friends sought safety at the Tim Horton’s, but were followed by the three offenders.  One of the male suspects approached the victim holding a beer bottle over his head in a threatening manner while the other two suspects verbally threatened the victim. Ultimately the victim and his friends were able to get away without being harmed or giving up any property. 

One of the offenders has been identified by police however the other two are still unknown. 

The female suspect is described as Aboriginal female, 25-30 years old, with reddish hair in a ponytail and a heavy build. She was wearing a black hoodie with white logo on front, black pants and black runners 

The second male suspect is described as an Aboriginal, 25 to 30 years old, had a short stature with a medium build. He was wearing a black baseball cap on backwards, a grey hoodie and grey sweat pants. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Regine Landry in the District 1 office at (403) 567-6100 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

Who am I?

The photos below are of individuals who may have information relating to various shoplifting, theft, gas drive-offs, property damage, and/or fraud-related activities taking place around the city. If you can identify any of these individuals, please call Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

1. Cell phone theft

 

3. Rock Revolution denim theft 

4. Wallet and Cell phone theft 

5. Home Sense bed sheets theft

6. Bownesian Grocer theft

7. Galaxy Note 3 theft 

8. Hennessy whiskey theft 

9. Liquor Barn alcohol theft



Published: March 06, 2014
File: 14-10

1. Blackfoot Inn Theft

On Saturday, Mar. 1, 2014, at approximately 2 a.m., an unknown male and female entered the Blackfoot Inn located at 5940 Blackfoot Trail S.E. The female distracted the employee behind the counter, while the male stole a bundle of receipts containing hotel client’s credit card information, as well as names and vehicle information. Both culprits then exited the hotel and left in a newer model Lincoln MKS with after-market chrome rims. 

The female suspect is described as Caucasian, 20 to 25 years old, with blonde hair. She was wearing a green or grey North Face jacket, a black “TROUP” hoodie with white lettering, blue jeans, black “Ugg” style boots, and a black purse. 

The male suspect is described as Caucasian and 25 to 30 years old. He was wearing a black North Face jacket, dark blue jeans, black shoes and a black toque with lettering/logo on the ear flaps.
 
Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Ricardo Jiménez in the District 6 office at (403) 428-6600 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

4. Projector Theft

 

On Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at approximately 5:30 p.m., an unknown male and female entered the Glenmore Inn located at 2720 Glenmore Tr. S.E. and proceeded to wander around the lobby and hallway. 

The culprits entered an unlocked meeting room and a short time later they were observed on CCTV leaving the hotel. Staff later noticed that the overhead projector was missing from the meeting room. The projector is valued at $1500. 

The male suspect is described as 18 to 20 years old, with a slim build and short dark hair. He was wearing a light blue jacket with grey hoody underneath and a baseball cap with large orange logo. He was also wearing black backpack.

The female suspect is described as Caucasian, 18 to 20 years old, with a slim build and long dark hair. She was wearing a white sweater, light colored striped pants, a dark colored toque and knee high boots. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Karen Macleod in the District 6 office at 403-428-6600or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

5. Meal Fraud

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at approximately 1 p.m., three unknown offenders exited the Olive Grove Restaurant at 240 Midpark Way S.E. without paying for their bill. Upon exiting the restaurant, the three were confronted by the bar manager, but the offenders refused to pay and walked outside. Once in the parking lot the owner of the restaurant approached them, at which time one of the offenders pulled out a weapon and threatened him. The offenders then left the parking lot in a small four door, gold Saturn car.
 
The first suspect is described a Caucasian male, approximately 20 to 25 years old, 6’ tall with a medium build. He had blonde hair in a long ponytail and was wearing a blue sweater and jeans. 

The second suspect is described as an Aboriginal male, and 20 to 25 years of age. He was wearing black pants, a black jacket and a black baseball cap. 

The third suspect is described as an Aboriginal female, 20 to 25 years old, and was wearing black yoga pants. 

The individual pictured above may have information regarding this crime. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Josh Turnbull in the District 8 at 403-428-6800 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

6. Shoplifting - Liquor Depot

On Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at approximately 6:30 p.m., three unknown males entered the Liquor Depot at 6060 Memorial Dr. E. Once inside, the suspects distracted the clerk by asking multiple questions. One of the suspects then purchased an energy drink, while the other two browsed in the store. After paying for the drink, all three then exited in a hurried manner, taking a bottle of gin without paying for it.

The first suspect is described as an Aboriginal male, 25 to 30 years old, 5’9” tall, with a slim build. He had long black hair in a ponytail and moustache, and was wearing a red baseball hat with ‘Nike’ on the front, a black and grey striped hoodie and black ‘Nike’ runners.
 
The second suspect is described as a black male, 25 to 30 years old, 5’8” tall, slim build. He had a goatee, black hair, and was wearing a black skull cap, black vest, brown hoodie with white stripes down the arms, black jeans and white runners. 

The third suspect is described as an Aboriginal male, 25 to 30 years old, 6’ tall, with a medium build. He had short black hair and was wearing black clothing.

Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Brant Derrick in the District 4 at 403-567-6400or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

7. January - Esso Robbery 

On Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at approximately 10:30 p.m. an unknown male entered the Esso gas station located at 3803 17 Ave. S.W. Brandishing a weapon, the offender demanded that the clerk to open the cash drawer. The offender then grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash before exiting the store and fleeing eastbound on 17 Avenue S.W.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 25 to 30 years old, 5’ 8” tall, weighing 175 lbs., with a short beard. He was wearing a beige Carhartt style jacket, black jeans, and white and light blue puma running shoes. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Det. Jeff Bell in the District 2 office at 403-567-6200 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

9. Missing person

The Calgary Police Service continues to seek public assistance in locating a man who has been missing since October of 2011.
 
Leon Li, 24 years old (at time of disappearance) of Calgary, was reported missing on Friday, October 22, 2011, he has not been seen or heard from since the night of October 19, 2011. 

At this time it is unknown as to the activity or the circumstances surrounding his disappearance. 
 
Li is a University student who studied at the University of Calgary.
 
Li is described as 5’7” tall, 165 pounds with a slim build. He has black hair and brown eyes. He has numerous tattoos on his chest, right arm and abdomen.

Anyone with information about Li’s whereabouts or about the details surrounding  his disappearance are asked to call Cst. John Pearson of the Calgary Police Service at 403-428-2359 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:
TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

Who am I?

The photos below are of individuals who may have information relating to various shoplifting, theft, gas drive-offs, property damage, and/or fraud-related activities taking place around the city. If you can identify any of these individuals, please call Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

1. Sunglassess Theft


2. Future Shop - Computer Theft


3. Credit Card Fraud


5. Home Depot Theft


6. Co-op Gas Bar Theft


7. Counterfeit Cash


8. TV and Gas Theft


9. Cigarette Theft


10. Lee Valley Tools Theft


11. Liquor Barn Theft



Published: February 27, 2014
File: 14-09

1. Applewood Park break-ins

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance in identifying a suspect in several night-time home break-ins that have occurred in the community of Applewood Park over the last few weeks.

In each of these incidents the offender gained entry into the homes by prying or forcing doors, removing kitchen window screens and entering through basement windows. In two incidents, entry was gained through second floor windows. 

Once inside, jewelry, cash and personal documents including passports have been taken. 

In one incident, on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, between 4:30 and 9:30 p.m., the suspects entered a residence in the 0-100 block of Appleside Close S.E. by prying the back door. Once inside, the keys to a silver, 2008 Honda Odyssey were taken. The vehicle, with Alberta license plate NWA989, was stolen from the detached garage.

The Calgary Police Service would like to remind residents to lock their doors and secure their windows at all times.  This includes locking deadbolts on doors and installing security bars on basement windows. Making note of serial numbers, models and brands of jewellery and electronics, as well as identifiable markings or engravings, will assist with identification purposes.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


2. Shop Break In

On Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at approximately 7 a.m., an unknown male broke into the Sears in Marlborough Mall located at 3800 Memorial Dr. by prying the lock on the doors leading in from the parking lot. Once inside, the suspect removed two comforter sets valued at $400.00. The suspect then fled the store through the point of entry. 

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 24 to 40 years old, 5’10” tall, weighing 200lbs, with a heavy build. He had brown hair and a beard, was wearing a blue/white plaid jacket, dark grey hoodie, blue jeans, and brown work boots. He was also carrying a red/white cooler.  

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Grant Morozoff in the District 4 office at 403-567-6400 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


3. Antique theft

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. two unknown males entered the antique mall located at 3419 8 Street S.E. Once inside, they walked around before proceeding to the vendors’ booth where they broke open a locked cabinet and removed several pieces of antique jewelry valued at just over $10,000. 

The first suspect is described as Caucasian, 30 to 40 years old, 6’1” tall, and had a medium build. He had black hair, and was wearing a black jacket with a fur hood, wearing white sunglasses on his head, blue jeans and beige or brown shoes. 

The second suspect is described as Caucasian, 30 to 40 years old, 5’9”, and had a slim build. He had dark hair, a dark beard, and was wearing a black jacket, a grey hoodie, blue jeans, black shoes, and a black baseball cap. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Jas Channa in the District 1 office at 403-567-6100 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


4. Assault Investigation

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance as they investigate an assault that took place in January. 
 
On Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at approximately 7 p.m., a male suspect was preventing three women from boarding a CTrain at the 6th Street Station, when another man came to their assistance.
 
An altercation ensued. Investigators believe the suspect was attempting to throw the man onto the tracks, but instead threw him onto the platform.
 
The suspect fled the area, and the victim also left before police arrived.
 
Officers would like to speak to the victim, and ask that he contact Cst. Ryan Johnson at the CPS District 2 office, 403-567-6271.

The victim is described as Asian, 25 to 40 years old, wearing a black jacket, backpack, and red and white baseball cap.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, in his 20s, approximately 200 lbs., with a slim build, brown hair and a beard.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:
 
TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXTL tttTIPS to 274637


5. Theft

On Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at approximately 11 p.m., during business hours, an unknown male entered the Safeway located at 7740, 18 Street S.E. Twenty minutes later he entered the closed and secure pharmacy area and removed approximately 200 syringes and diabetic items, then left the Safeway without making any attempts to pay. 

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 20 to 30 years old; 5’10” to 6’0” tall, with a heavy build. He had short brown hair and a brown beard/goatee. He was wearing a red jacket, yellow t-shirt, grey sweatpants, and beige skater shoes.

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Aaron Bridge in the District 6 office at 403-567-6600 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

6. Wallet theft 


On Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at approximately 3 p.m., a woman attended the Mahogany Beauty Supplies, at #105 5271 Memorial Dr. E., and was at the front desk when she placed her wallet on the counter. An unknown female approached the counter to make a purchase when she noticed the victim’s wallet on the counter. The offender picked it up, placed it in her pocket and then exited the store. 

The suspect is described as a black female, 20 – 25 years of age, 5’3” tall, and had a slim build. She had black hair, and was wearing a brown toque, a black jacket with fur lined hood, black pants and black boots. 

The individual pictured above may have information pertaining to this offence. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Janet Clark with the Calgary Police at 403-428-2600 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

7. Break In

On Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2013, at approximately 11 p.m., an unknown male broke into the Boston Pizza located at 8338 18 Street S.E. by scaling the north facing wall and accessing a second floor window. Once inside, the suspect entered the cash office, removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the drawer, and exited through the window. The man then scaled down the wall, and fled southbound from the restaurant. 

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 40 to 50 years old, had a medium build and a goatee. He was wearing sweat pants and a jacket with hoodie underneath.  

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Joe Deguara with the Calgary Police at 403-567-6600 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


8. Willow Park Elementary - Arson 

The Calgary Police Service continues to investigate a fire that was deliberately set at a Calgary school last October.

On Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at approximately 4 a.m., the Calgary Fire Department responded to alarm bells at Willow Park School, located at 343 Willow Park Drive, S.E.

When crews arrived, they discovered the building full of smoke and a fully-involved fire in one of the classrooms. Firefighters put out the fire and worked to clear smoke from the building.

Investigators have determined this fire was arson.

The fire caused millions of dollars of damage, destroyed personal property, and affected hundreds of families as well as the staff, through the displacement of classes.

The investigation is progressing, as officers work to follow-up leads and identify potential suspects.

Investigators believe there are people with information who have not come forward yet.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

Unsolved Financial Robbery’s

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance to identify five men believed to be responsible for five different financial robberies in Calgary between June 2011 and September 2013. 

People who may have information about these incidents are pictured below. 
Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about these Robberies is asked to call the Calgary Police Service Robbery Unit at 403-428-8787 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Who am I?

The photos below are of individuals who may have information relating to various shoplifting, theft, gas drive-offs, property damage, and/or fraud-related activities taking place around the city. If you can identify any of these individuals, please call Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637



Published: February 20, 2014
File: 14-08

1. Double Homicide Investigation

The Calgary Police Service continues to investigate what has been determined to be a double homicide in the city’s south.

Just before 1 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, the Calgary Fire Department responded to an alleged carbon monoxide complaint at a residence in the 12200 block of Lake Erie Road S.E. Inside the residence two people were found deceased.

Carbon monoxide was ruled out as a contributing factor and the CPS Homicide Unit was brought in to investigate.

Following autopsies completed on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, the victims have been identified as Don CARLSON, 59, and Roxanne CARLSON, 56. The cause of death will not be released at this time.

The Carlsons were last seen at 9:30 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance to determine their movements and whereabouts between the time they were last seen, and the time they were discovered.

Investigators would like to thank those who have assisted in the investigation to date.

Anyone who may have information about the Carlson’s movements is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

2. Downtown Homicide 

At approximately 3:30 a.m., on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, a man in his 50s walked into the Delta Bow Valley hotel, located at 209 4 Ave. S.E. in search of medical assistance. 

The man was transported to hospital in life-threatening condition and was declared deceased upon arrival at the hospital.

Following an autopsy, the victim has been identified as 50-year-old, Carlton EDLUND, of Calgary. He died as a result of a stabbing.

Police continue to investigate and encourage anyone who may have information about this incident to contact the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

3. Armed Robbery

On Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at approximately 1 a.m., a staff member of the Bowness Pub, located at 7930 Bowness Road N.W., stepped into the alley to have a cigarette when she was accosted and forced back inside by two unknown males. Once inside, both culprits produced weapons and forced the staff and patrons to the floor. The culprits then robbed the business of an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing the scene on foot.

The first male is described as 20 to 30 years of age, 6’ tall, weighing 200 lbs. He was wearing a dark hoodie with white tribal or graffiti-type emblem starting in the back and wrapping to the side, black track pants with a white or grey stripe on each leg and black skate shoes.

The second suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 20 to 30 years of age, 6’ tall, wearing a black face mask, black hoodie and black pants.

Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to call Det. Jeff Bell or A/Det. Michael Ferguson in the District 2 office at 403-567-6200 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

4. House Break In


On Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at approximately 3 p.m., two unknown individuals driving a 1990s gold Chevrolet Trailblazer stopped in the alley behind a home located in the 200 block of Fresno Pl N.E. The male passenger then exited the vehicle and entered the house through the back door. Once inside, the suspect took a Fender acoustic guitar and a white iPhone. He then exited the home through the same door, got back into the vehicle and drove away. 

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man, 30 to 40 years old with slim build. He was wearing a dark winter jacket and toque. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Josh Sutton in the District 5 office at 403-567-6500 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

5. Street Robbery

On Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at approximately 7 p.m. a female victim was walking along the 700 block of 11 Ave S.W. when she was approached by an unknown man. The suspect brandished a weapon and demanded she hand over her purse, to which she complied. The man then demanded that she follow him down a secondary street, however at this time the victim ran in the other direction to safety. 

The suspect is described as Aboriginal, 25 to 30 years old, 5’8” – 5’9” tall with a slim to medium build. He had short, dark, slicked back hair and was wearing black scarf over his mouth, a navy winter jacket and blue jeans. 

The suspect was seen in the company of a woman just prior to this incident. 

The suspect’s female companion is described as Aboriginal, approximately 25 years old, short in stature, with a heavy build. She had a short, pixie-style haircut dyed red and was wearing a dark winter jacket.  

Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to call Det. Kelly Doyle in the District 1 office at 403-567-6100 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

6. Liquor Theft/Assault

On Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at approximately 11 p.m. an unknown man entered the Bridgeland liquor store located at #1, 630 1 Ave NE. Once inside, he went to the corner of the store and selected two bottles of alcohol.  He then attempted to run out of the store but was grabbed by the store clerk. A struggle ensued between the two, causing the bottles to drop and break. At this time the suspect produced a weapon and swung it at the clerk before fleeing. 

The suspect is described as Aboriginal, approximately 25 to 30 years old, and 5’10” tall. He was wearing a grey jacket with a grey hoody under it, black jeans and a white bandana over the lower part of his face. He was also wearing a black baseball cap with a Blue Jays emblem and a white brim. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Ken Williams in the District 3 office at 403-567-6300 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

8. 7 Eleven Robbery


On Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at approximately 3 a.m., two unknown masked males armed with weapons entered the 7-Eleven at 3963 52 St. S.E. Once inside, the first suspect stood in front of the counter and collected snacks, while the second suspect proceeded behind the counter and removed cash from both tills and numerous packages of cigarettes.

Both suspects fled through a fence in a northwest direction, before entering a vehicle. 

The first suspect is described as Aboriginal, approximately 6’ tall and weighing 185 lbs.  He was wearing a black toque, a white towel over his face, a bright yellow reflective jacket, black gloves, black pants, and black runners. 

The second suspect is described as Aboriginal, 6’ tall, weighing 200 lbs, with a heavy build. He was wearing a black hat, white towel over his face, black jacket, black gloves, blue jeans, and black runners.

Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to call Det. Dave Keagan in the District 4 office at 403-567-6400 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


9. Seniors’ Fraud

Police are investigating a series of frauds where unknown individuals are making calls to senior citizens, requesting large amounts of money from them. In some of the cases an unknown courier is sent to pick up the money from the victim. 

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at approximately 9:30 a.m., an elderly victim was contacted by two unknown suspects. The first identified himself as the victim’s grandson, and the second identified himself as “Patrick”, her grandson’s lawyer. They told the victim that her grandson was in a serious accident in the Dominican Republic, and that he needed money to pay off the insurance fees, which would cost $6,000.
 
Both men gave information on locations, and how to transfer the funds through Western Union. The victim subsequently transferred an undisclosed amount of money to a location in the Dominican Republic. 
 
On Wednesday, Jan. 22, “Patrick” contacted the victim again, stating that they now needed a total of $10,000 and advised that a courier would come collect the money from her.  
 
On Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 the victim met with a female courier at a location in the 1800 block of Simcoe Blvd. S.W. This courier identified herself as Barbara, and collected an undisclosed amount of cash. 

The courier “Barbara” can be described as a Caucasian female, 5'2" tall, approximately 40 years-old with a heavy build and short brown hair.

Police are asking for assistance in identifying or locating “Barbara” with the hope that she may have information about the suspects in this case. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Chelsea Francois in the District 7 office at 403-567-6700 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637
 

10. Transit Driver Assault

On Monday, Jan. 16, 2014, at approximately 5:30 a.m., an unknown man boarded a bus at the Marlborough LRT station located at 899 36 St. N.E. 

The suspect dropped a transfer into the fare box and then asked for another transfer. When the driver advised him this was against policy, as he could not see the date, time or fare paid on the transfer, the suspect became upset. The suspect argued with the driver and spat in his face. The suspect then fled in an unknown direction. 

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 40-55 years old, with long black hair with some grey, and glasses. He was wearing headphones around his neck, a tan winter jacket, and was carrying a backpack.

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Brant Derrick in the District 4 office at 403-567-6400 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


11. ATM Robbery


On Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, man was at the ATM kiosk, at 51, 556 64 Ave. N.E., when an unknown male threatened him with a weapon and demanded he hand over his money. The victim complied and gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash. 

The suspect then forced the victim to the second ATM, and demanded he withdraw money. The victim attempted a withdrawal but was unsuccessful, and told the suspect he did not have any more money. The suspect then ran from the scene. 

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 20 to 25 years old, 6’7” tall, weighing approximately 200 lbs., with a slim build and a deep voice. He had a neat appearance and was wearing a black hoody, black pants, black gloves with a black and white scarf over his face. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Det. Carlos de Menezes in the District 3 office at 403-567-6300 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

Who am I?

The photos below are of individuals who may have information relating to various shoplifting, theft, gas drive-offs, property damage, and/or fraud-related activities taking place around the city. If you can identify any of these individuals, please call Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

1. Cigarette Theft


2.  Tablet Theft



Published: February 13, 2014
File: 14-07

1. Suspicious Incident

The Calgary Police Service continues to investigate a suspicious incident involving a child in the city’s southeast.

It was reported that just after 5 p.m. yesterday, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, four nine-year-old girls were playing hide and seek around a convenience store in the 500 block of Queensland Drive. One girl was hiding behind the store when she was allegedly approached by a man who grabbed her wrist. The victim then screamed and pulled away, at which point she was able to run back to her friends.

The man is described as Caucasian, approximately 40 years old, 6’3” tall, with a bald head and a brown beard. He was wearing a black coat, black toque, sweat pants and black shoes.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to Det. Bob Fraser in the District 8 office at 403-428-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

The Calgary Police Service encourages parents to talk to their children about ways to protect themselves. This includes staying in busy, well-lit areas and if they are suspicious of someone, trust their instincts and flee the area, or scream to draw attention to themselves.


2. Property Damage. 

On Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, two unknown males checked into the Four Points Sheraton located at 8220 Bowridge Cres. N.W. 

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, hotel employee’s entered the room to find extensive damage.  Both televisions in the room were smashed and the closet door was broken and ripped from its frame for a total of $4000.00 in damage. 

It is unknown when the suspects left the hotel. 

The first suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 20 to 30 years old, with short brown hair and a heavy build. He was wearing a white button down long sleeved shirt, dark jeans, and black shoes with white soles and was carrying a green reusable shopping bag. 

The second suspect used the name of Chris Stevens and indicated he was from Ontario. He is described as a Caucasian male, 20 to 30 years of age, clean shaven with a medium to heavy build. He was wearing a green or grey toque, black pea style coat and light coloured t-shirt with blue jeans and black shoes. He was carrying a gray back pack. 

The individuals shown in the above photos may have information about this crime. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Rebecca Morrison in the District 2 office at 403-567-6200 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


3. Distraction Theft. 

On Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at approximately 12:45 p.m., an unknown male and female entered Minhas Convenience Store located at 4214 17 AV SE. Once inside, the female suspect distracted the clerk while the male suspect proceeded behind the counter and stole cigarettes. The suspect concealed the cigarettes in his coat and then the pair exited the store. 

The male suspect is described as Caucasian, approximately 30 years old, with short brown hair, and a moustache. He was wearing a black jacket. 

The female suspect is described as Caucasian, approximately 30 years old and was wearing a hat. 

The individual shown in the above photos may have information about this crime. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Robin Bax in the District 4 office at 403-567-6400 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


4.  Serious Assault & Robbery

On Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at approximately 11:30 p.m. a female victim was walking from a coffee shop through the parking lot located at 5149 Country Hills Blvd. N.W., when an unknown male assailant grabbed her from behind. 

The suspect slammed the victims head into the roof of her car then punched her repeatedly before grabbing her wallet and removing an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect then fled across the parking lot got in to a small black two door vehicle and drove away.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 25 to 30 years old, approximately 6’ – 6’2” tall, with medium length brown hair. He was wearing a grey hoody. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Brad Roy in the District 7 office at 403-567-6700 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


5. Break and Enter. 

Sometime between 1 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, an unknown male broke into The Captain’s Sports Lounge & Grill located at 6534 – 4 ST N.E. by removing the glass to the exterior door that leads into the foyer. Once inside, the suspect smashed the interior glass door and accessed the bar area. He then entered the office, pried open a filing cabinet and removed an undisclosed amount of cash. 

The suspect is described as a male with slim to medium build. He was wearing a darker winter jacket with hood or with a hoody underneath, blue jeans and a mask. 

The individual shown in the above photos may have information about this crime. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Scott Munroe in the District 3 office at 403-567-6300 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


6. Robbery.

On Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at approximately 11:30 p.m., three unknown males robbed the Econolodge located at 7505 Macleod Trail South. 

The suspects entered through the front entrance and approached the front desk. Two of the suspects stood watch, while the third suspect confronted the clerk and searched the drawers taking the till box. All three suspects then fled the hotel out of the main door.  

The first suspect is described as a darker skinned male, possibly North American Indian or of Asian descent. He was wearing a dark hoodie, light colour runners, gloves, camo or patterned pants, and a dark hat with a lighter brim with white writing. 

The second suspect is described as a Caucasian male with slim build. He was wearing a dark baseball cap, a black hoodie with “BOSS” in white letters, lighter pants or jeans, and was carrying a purple bag. 

The third suspect is also described as a darker skinned male and was wearing dark pants, a dark hoodie and a balaclava. He was carrying two undisclosed weapons. 

All of the males were in their 20s with deep voices. 

The individuals shown in the above photos may have information about this crime. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Cathy Barrett in the District 6 office at 403-567-6600 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


7. Sexual Assault.

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance to identify a man responsible for a recent sexual assault.

Following several interviews with the victim, the Service is releasing a composite drawing of the suspect in hopes of identifying him.

It’s alleged the man is responsible for a sexual assault in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. At approximately 12:30 a.m., the victim was sitting in the area of 14 Street and 15 Avenue S.W., when she was approached by a man driving a silver, newer-model PT Cruiser.

The victim got into the man’s vehicle and was taken to a location in Sunalta where she was sexually assaulted and beaten. She was found in an alley in the 2200 block of 24A Street S.W., where it’s believed the suspect left her.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, in his early-to-mid 30s, approximately 6’ tall, with a slim build. He was clean-shaven with short, dirty-blond hair and a distinct Adam’s apple. At the time of the assault, he was wearing glasses, a blue, button-down collared shirt, jeans and a black leather jacket. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


8. Fraud.

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 at approximately 7:30 p.m., unknown culprit(s) entered a vehicle parked on the driveway of a residence on Suncastle Rd. S.E. and stole a purse and its contents, which included a wallet with numerous credit cards.  The victim realized her purse had been stolen a couple of hours later and called her credit card company to cancel the cards, at which time she was advised that her VISA had been used several times at various locations.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 25 to 30 years old, approximately 5’7” tall with a slim build.  He had a tanned complexion, dark hair and had a day’s growth of facial hair.  He was wearing a black hoodie, black pants with white stripes, brown footwear and a baseball cap with a distinctive logo.  

The individual shown in the above photos may have information about this crime. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Paul Toseland in the CPS District 8 office at 403-567-6800 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


9. Break and Enter. 

Sometime between 1 p.m. and 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, and unknown male broke into a condo complex located in the 500 block of 5 Avenue N.E. by prying open the main entrance. Once inside, the suspect walked through the lobby and entered the main floor parkade door. He then removed a black Norco Bushpilot bike with a 20” frame, and exited the parkade via the garage entrance. 

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, between 50 and 60 years of age, with short grey hair, grey goatee and had a slim build. He was wearing a large black coat, beige pants, white runners and a baseball cap. 

The individual shown in the above photos may have information about this crime. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Russ Wong in the District 3 office at 403-567-6300 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


10. Fraud - Grandparent scam.

The Calgary Police Service is warning citizens about a scam that has appeared to have escalated in the past few weeks.

Since the start of the New Year, police have become aware of 12 cases relating to what is often referred to as the Grandparent Scam.

In each case, con artists have been contacting potential victims over the phone, posing as a family member or friend in urgent need of cash.

Often the scenario involves an accident or arrest while travelling, with a request that cash be sent through a money transfer company, such as Western Union or Money Gram.

In the typical scenario, a grandparent receives a phone call from a con artist claiming to be one of his or her grandchildren.

The caller goes on to say they are in some kind of trouble – such as being in a car accident, needing to return from a foreign country, or even bail money. The emphasis is on needing money and immediately.

In the majority of cases, a second suspect makes a follow-up call to the victim claiming to be a lawyer representing their relative and provides the details of how the transaction should be made.

Victims are convinced by the callers, and rushed into sending money because of an “emergency” only to find out afterwards they had been defrauded.

The caller specifically asks that their request be kept secret from other relatives, as they are embarrassed for calling, and do not want anyone else to know what has happened.

Going back to June 2013, there have been a total of 23 cases amounting to approximately $65,000 being stolen. Fortunately in many cases the money transfers were cancelled, otherwise this number would have been much larger.

However, in one case alone, the suspects were successful in conning someone out of nearly $12,000.

Variations of this scam do exist, such as someone posing as an old neighbour or a friend of the family. Predominantly, however, the emergency scam is directed towards grandparents.


Who am I?

The photos below are of individuals who may have information relating to various shoplifting, theft, gas drive-offs, property damage, and/or fraud-related activities taking place around the city. If you can identify any of these individuals, please call Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

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Out of Town

1. Snowmobile Theft

RCMP in Banff are trying to track down two men responsible for stealing a snowmobile, taking it for a joyride, and then lighting it on fire.

On the evening of Wednesday Jan. 22, 2014, two unknown men left the Trapper’s Saloon located in the Sunshine Village Ski Resort, and then stole a snowmobile belonging to the resort.

The vehicle was found by staff a short time later, but had been badly damaged by fire.

The first suspect is described as Caucasian, approximately 25 years old with short dark hair. He was wearing a grey hoodie and dark ski pants. He was also carrying dark-coloured winter boots, a red and white plaid ski jacket and a green helmet.

The second suspect is described as Caucasian, approximately 25 years-old with short dark hair. He had a grey ski jacket, black ski pants and a black helmet.

The individuals shown in the above photos may have information about this crime. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to call Banff RCMP at 403-762-3120 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637



Published: February 06, 2014
File: 14-06

2. Woman assaulted

On Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at approximately 7:00 a.m. a woman was attempting to enter her car which was parked in the in the 40th block of Glamis Drive S.W., when an unknown male ran up to her, shoved her head against the vehicle and grabbed her purse, demanding her to give it to him. 

During the attack, a vehicle passing by, drove up and honked the horn causing the suspect to flee.  As the victim had her purse strapped to her body the robbery was unsuccessful. 

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 6’ tall with a medium build. He was clean shaven with dark circles under his eyes and had a deep voice. He was wearing a dirty red hoodie, red gloves and black pants.

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Kelly Maracle in the District 2 office at 403-567-6200 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


3. Assault

On Feb. 3, 2014 at approximately 3 a.m., a man was working as a clerk at the Domo gas bar, at 5113 17 Ave. S.E., when the power to the store went out. The victim made his way to the breaker box on the exterior of the store where he was confronted by two unknown males who then attempted to pepper spray him. The victim ran into the store and contacted police. The offenders fled the area.

Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Sean Potts in the Calgary Police Service District 4 office at 403-567-6400 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


4. Break In

On Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at approximately 2 a.m., an unknown male broke into the Shell gas station at 807 McKenzie Drive S.E. through an unknown entry point.

Once inside, the suspect proceeded behind the counter and removed a cash register. He then attempted to exit via the main door without success and smashed a window to make his escape. 

He was last seen heading eastbound on McKenzie Drive S.E. on foot.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian, approximately 30 – 40 years old and had a medium build. He was wearing a toque with an emblem, black jacket with black hoodie underneath, blue jeans and gloves. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Trevor Wood in the District 8 office at 403-428-6800 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


5. Street Robbery 

On Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at approximately 6:20 p.m., a man was driving his vehicle through the parking lot of the Village Square Shopping Centre, at 2640 52 Street N.E., when another vehicle stopped in front of him. The driver of the second vehicle quickly exited, walked back towards the victim, opened the victim’s driver’s side door, grabbed him by the jacket and then punched him in the head. The suspect forced the victim out of his vehicle, and then reached inside the vehicle and grabbed a bag from the passenger seat containing an undisclosed amount of money. A struggle ensued between the suspect and victim and the victim was assaulted a second time before the offender fled from the scene, in his own vehicle, with the money.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 20-30 years old, 5’11” tall, weighing approximately 200lbs with an average build. He had light brown hair, a faint moustache and a deep voice. He was wearing a red hoodie and blue jeans.  

The suspect vehicle is described as a 1990 – 2000 light brown sedan. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Kim Prodaniuk in the North District office at 403-567-6700 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


6. Senior Fraud

On Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, two unknown males attended the home of an elderly man, in the community of Rutland Park, indicating they were from the kidney clinic and that they were there to collect a urine sample from him. As the elderly victim had an appointment booked with a kidney clinic the following week he allowed them to step inside. 

Once inside, the suspects asked the victim for his Alberta health care card and he complied by removing it from his wallet and placing it down on a table. Immediately after, they asked for a container to use for the sample so the victim headed into his kitchen. 

While the victim was in his kitchen the suspects removed the victim’s debit and Visa card from his wallet, and once the victim returned, the two suspects indicated they needed to get a proper sample jar and would be back in ten minutes. 

Both suspects are described as having darker skin, possibly of Middle Eastern descent, with short curly hair. 

The first suspect is further described as being approximately 6” with a large build wearing a black leather jacket. 

The victim was unable to describe the second suspect any further other than to indicate he looked rougher. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Jon Pearson at the District 2 office at 403-567-5200 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


7. Missing person


The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance in locating a man who has been missing since October of 2011.
 
Leon Li, 24 years old (at time of disappearance) of Calgary, was reported missing on Friday, October 22, 2011, he has not been seen or heard from since the night of October 19, 2011. 

At this time it is unknown as to the activity or the circumstances surrounding his disappearance. 
 
Li is a University student who studied at the University of Calgary.
 
Li is described as 5’7” tall, 165 pounds with a slim build. He has black hair and brown eyes. He has numerous tattoos on his chest, right arm and abdomen.

Anyone with information about Li’s whereabouts or about the details surrounding  his disappearance are asked to call Cst. John Pearson of the Calgary Police Service at 403-428-2359 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637